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Kilimanjaro Trek –Marangu Route – 5 Days/4 Nights

Day 1: Arusha/Marangu. Overnight at Marandara hut

Day 2: Mandara/Horombo. Overnight at horombo hut

Day 3: Horombo/Kibo. Overnight at Kibo hut.

Day 4: Kibo/Horombo.  Overnight at Horombo hut

Day 5: horombo hut/Moshi. Overnight at Alteza lodge

DAY 1:  Arusha/Marangu

Pick up from your overnight hotel to Marangu gate, there we will spend some time for registration, payment of fees and final parking. Start climbing through dense semi – trpical to the first Hut – Mandara hut (9,000ft).Dinner and overnight at mandara hut, F.B

DAY 2: Mandara/Horombo

Early breakfast then ascend through the alpine meadow, grassland and moor land to Horombo hut(12,000ft).Both mawenzi and kibo peaks can be viewed easily on the way. Dinner and overnight stay at Horombo hut, F,B

DAY 3:Horombo/kibo

After breakfast, further ascending to Kibo hut(15,000ft).The landscape becomes very stony and eroded. Spectacular mountain vegetation like giant cactus, groundswell and lobelia appear on the way. Dinner and overnight stay at Kibo hut, F.B

DAY 4: Kibo/Horombo

Wake up at midnight, have some snacks and coffee then proceed to the summit through Gilman’s point (18,640ft).Its about 5-6 hours and 1-2 hours from Kibo hut to Gilman’s point and from Gilman’s point to Uhuru peak(19,340ft) respectively. Thus reaching the peak in the early morning of the fifth day and descending after pictures taking on the top to Horombo hut for dinner and overnight F.B

DAY 5: Marangu/Moshi

After breakfast, descend from Horombo hut to marangu gate. The waiting car will take you back to Moshi town.

Included

  • All Park fees, Picnic lunches. Rescue fees, Camping fees,
  • All transfers as Indicated in the itinerary above.
  • Accommodations based in huts.
  • Meals as per the above itinerary – 3 Meals a day – Vegetarians and Non vegetarians.
  • Services of Bright African Safaris staff throughout. The cook will be responsible for your 3delicious meal a day.
  • Services of a Senior Bright African Safaris Naturalist Trekking Guides and assistance guide.
  • All baggage handling – Recommended weight for clients’ backpack to be carried up the mountain is 15kgs.  Kindly allow 5 kg for personal daypacks including Cameras.
  • We will provide 1guide and 1 assistant guides in this trekking. Our Guides are licensed and have received training from Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park Instructors.
  • Transfers to the gate before and After Trek to Arusha.

Not Included:

           Soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits (as well as gifts like local crafts etc)

           Any local and international flights tickets (airline).

  Tips for staff such as guides, porters and the cook staff

           Fees for passport, visas, immunizations and insurance

           Meals and expenses en route to Tanzania

           Laundry, phone and other items of a personal nature

         We advice our clients to bring their own first Aid Kit.

      Services of Bright Safaris Camping equipment. These are Tents, Sleeping mattress, camping table and chairs etc.

Budget Camping Safari: food supplied (Menu)

Breakfast: Fruit, egg, Fruit juice, eggs, bread/French toast/plain toast/pancakes.margarine/jam/honey/peanut-butter,cereals/porridge,Milo Pancakes, Oats, Omelet’s, tea/coffee

Picnic lunches:  Sliced carrot & cucumber strips, seasonal fruits, boiled eggs, vegetable/meat cutlets, sandwiches (egg/cheese/tuna/tomato).

Dinners :  Soup (Mushroom/cucumber soup, Pumpkin soup/chicken/vegetable) bread, a meat dish, rice/pasta/potatoes, Fish curry/Noodles, vegetable dishes(Vegetable Kish etc, fruit, some local dishes which am sure they will be more interested to you.

Desserts:    Bush made cake accompanied with local Brewed Tanzanian coffee, Tea, Cup of hot Chocolate, Milo’s etc.

Snacks :  Peanut/Crisps/Popcorn/Cookies.

Below is the list of the gears that you should bring with you for trekking.

FOR FEET: Mt. Boots, Socks – at least 4/5 pairs (This must be thin and thick ones) 1 pair of gaiters, Sandal/open shoes,(optional)

FOR BOTTOM: 1 thermal (warm) trousers, 1 thermal (warm) long underwear, 1 wind/water proof trousers.

FOR TOP:  2 or 1 long sleeved thermal shirts, 1 thermal T-shits, 1 thermal jacket or sweater, 1 down jacket, preferable wool attached one.

FOR HANDS:  1 pc of roll foam or air mattress, 1 warm sleeping bag.

OTHER GEARS: 1 head lump and spare batteries, 1 pair or 1 pc of walking sticks, 1 pair of sunglasses or ice goggles, Sun block cream or Lotion, Lipstick cream, First Aid Kit, Camera + films with its spare batteries, passport book, a day pack, a rucksack or safari bag.

FOR DRINKING:  Drinking water bottle (NALGEN) or any other brand like SIGG or optional, camel pack.

Note: These Items can be hired here in Arusha before your Trek, Most of the items mentioned above can be hired for 10 – 15 dollars for the whole Trek.

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